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Latin American Studies Association Congress 2018: Latin American Studies in a Globalized World

23 May–26 May 2018

  • Conference

  • Starting 3:00AM

  • Ending 1:45PM CEST

  • Online

  • Registration closed

NRGI Latin America program associate Lorena De la Puente Burlando, Latin America director Carlos Monge and Latin America officer Claudia Viale will participate in the Latin American Studies Association Congress in Barcelona from 23 May to 26 May.
Please note that most event sessions will be held in Spanish.

The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in Latin America studies. Every year, specialists on Latin America gather at the LASA International Congress. Featuring over 900 sessions, including plenary sessions and informal meetings, the congress is the world's premier forum for expert discussion on Latin America and the Caribbean. 

This year, NRGI Latin America program associate Lorena De la Puente Burlando (@lorenadlpb), Latin America director Carlos Monge (@cmongesalgado) and Latin America officer Claudia Viale (@clauditavl) will participate in LASA's 2018 conference in Barcelona from 23 May to 26 May. Click here for a full agenda. A slate of NRGI activities are listed below.   

Friday, May 25

Sala CCIB 128 - P1 
2:15 pm-3:45 pm

Estado y derechos indígenas: problemas de implementación del Convenio 169 de la OIT (The State and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Implementation Issues with the International Labour Organization's Convention 169)

El Convenio 169 de la OIT afirma derechos de los pueblos indígenas y tribales y está en vigencia desde hace más de 25 años‚ aunque los países de América Latina han ratificado en diferentes momentos. El panel realizará una evaluación crítica del estado de implementación del Convenio.
 
(The International Labour Organization's Convention 169 affirms the rights of indigenous and tribal communities and has been in effect for 25 years, though Latin American countries have ratified the convention at different times. This panel will critically examine the progress in implementation of the convention.)

Organizers
  • Felipe Agüero Piwonka, Universidad de Chile
  • Carlos Monge, NRGI 
Speakers
  • Carlos Andrés Baquero Díaz, Dejusticia – Colombia
  • Felipe Agüero Piwonka, Universidad de Chile
  • Laura Gomez-Mera, University of Miami
  • Carlos Monge, NRGI
  • Silvina Zimerman
Saturday, May 26

Sala CCIB 131 - P1
2:15 pm-3:45 pm

Labor, Gender and Capitalist Accumulation in Peru

Among the results of a “race to the bottom” in relation to socioeconomic policies that favor deregulation and limited state social welfare systems‚ one important global consequence has been the general precarization of labor (ECLAC 2016; Standing 2014). This panel will highlight the impact of this process on vulnerable women and adolescent workers in Peru‚ providing quantitative and qualitative analyses on how capitalist accumulation shapes their gender roles and contributes to their exploitation and/or subordination both as women and as workers. We provide three vantage points: the mining sector‚ the Quechua textile tradition; and child domestic work.

Organizers
  • Lindsay R. Mayka, Colby College
  • Leda M. Perez, Universidad del Pacífico
Presenters
    • Ashli Akins, Liu Institute for Global Issues
    • Lorena De la Puente Burlando, NRGI
    • Lindsay R. Mayka, Colby College (@LindsayMayka)
    • Leda M. Perez, Universidad del Pacífico
    CCIB 111 - P1
    5:45 pm-7:15 pm
    La gobernanza del territorio y los recursos naturales en Colombia y el Perú (Territorial and Natural Resources Governance in Colombia and Peru)

    Con base en tres casos nacionales y una comparación regional‚ el panel discutirá la evolución de las relaciones entre diferentes ámbitos de gobierno‚ el sector privado y la población en los territorios ricos en recursos naturales durante los años del llamado súper ciclo de las materias primas.

    (Based on three national cases and one regional comparison, this panel will discuss the evolution of relations between different stakeholders in government, the private sector and the general population in resource-rich territories during the so-called commodities supercyle.) 

    Organizers
    • Anthony Bebbington, Clark University
    • Carlos Monge, NRGI
    Presenters
    • Anthony J. Bebbington, Clark University
    • Lorena De La Puente Burlando, NRGI
    • Jose De Echave, Cooperaccion – Peru
    • Carlos Monge, NRGI
    • Fabio Velasquez, Foro Nacional por Colombia – Colombia
    • Claudia Viale, NRGI